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2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." president obama sends secretary of state clinton to the middle east to try to stop a ground war in gaza. new signs of progress in washington as both parties feel pressure over the approaching fiscal cliff. dramatic video renews the debate overuse of tasers. a woman goes into cardiac arrest after being shocked by police. we'll hear from her. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. another morning has brought a new round of rocket fire from israel and hamas. the conflict now in its seventh day. >> secretary of state clinton heads to the middle east to defuse the gaza crisis. officials have been saying that some kind of a truce agreement may be imminent. secretary of state clinton will be meeting with benjamin netanyahu. >> thousands of u.s. marines are
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on the move. u.s. navy warships are heading closer to israel. deadly storm now is crow ating a soggy mess in the pacific northwest. >> even by seattle standards, a lot of rain. already 7" and still counting. cops now say the deadly explosion that blew up several homes in indianapolis may have been intentional. >> homicide investigation now is under way. two people were killed. seven others injured. >> there is a search for truth and a search for justice. huge fire caused explosions and panic in north houston. >> looked like the world was on fire over here. walmart workers plan to strike at 1,000 stores on black friday. >> it's not fair how they treat us. touchdown! >> the bears cleaned out by the niners. all that -- >> listen to me. >> it doesn't have to be like that. >> when i ask you a question and you don't have an answer it's
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best to say i don't know. hostess won't go out of business just yet. private mediation. >> hostess makes twinkies ho-hos and ding dongs. my mom, bless her heart, would pack in the lunch box container twinkies. i remember that vividly. i also remember vividly my open heart surgery several years later. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. the united states is stepping in to try to prevent a wider war between israel and hamas. >> that's right. secretary of state hillary clinton is now on her way to the middle east this morning to meet with leaders from both sides. bill plante is in cambodia the last stop in president obama's asian tour, where the white housemaid that surprise announcement just this morning.
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>> reporter: good morning. the president has spent much of his time on this trip on the phone with mideast leaders, looking for a way to end the rocket fire and to avoid an israeli ground offensive. now, after early morning calls today to the leaders of israel and egypt, he has deepened u.s. involvement, sending secretary of state clinton to the region. >> the goal throughout that trip is for everybody to use their influence and their voices to encourage a peaceful outcome. our bottom line is that peace has to include an end of rocket fire that threatens israel. >> reporter: clinton will first go to israel to meet with prime minister netanyahu and then to pal's esestine but will not meet with hamas. very aware of the increasing pressure from congress to cut the more than $1 billion in military aid which the u.s.
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gives to egypt if they don't cooperate. clinton's message, an escalation of the violence will hurt everyone israeli and palestinians. calm is in everyone's best interest. for sbs"cbs this morning," bill plante in phnom penh. >> the obama administration is warning against making any ground attacks. air attacks continue at this hour. allan pizzey is in tel aviv. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there are sign that is both sides of the conflict are looking for a way out. neither seems willing to make the first concessions on the ground. the iz ralsraelis carried out more than 100 air strikes in gaza overnight and the death toll has now topped 100. more than half the victims have been civilians. among them 27 children. this distraught man lost his wife and four children when his house was hit.
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some targeting mistakes may have been made to point out they are retaliating for indiscriminate rocket fire. barrage tapered off significantly. some managed to slam into the town of beer sheva. parked vehicles were destroyed but there were no casualties. israeli troops paused along the border went about the vigil ongoing diplomacy is on the side of restraint. a deal would have to allow both sides to claim some sort of victory. from an israeli point of view that means, first and foremost an end to rocket attacks. hamas wants an end to targeted killing of its leaders. residents of towns which have been hit from rockets of gaza on an almost daily basis --
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>> translator: for all to remain quiet. if they return after three months again, then what truce can we have? >> reporter: israelis are especially concerned that the main broker for any peace deal will be egypt, first arab country to sign a peace treaty with the jewish state now has alliance with hamas. >> clarissa ward is following the peace talks. any progress to report? >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. cbs news has spoken to those very close to the hamas delegation here in cairo. they told us they are nearing an agreement, that that agreement might actually take place within the next few hours. he said that the cease fire will be implemented in two parts but
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he didn't get any details to exactly what the cease fire will look like and as to which of hamas' demands, if any, that the israelis will agree to. >> that's very significant. i know clarissa you had a chance to question the leader of hamas yesterday. let's play that tape. >> cbs news in america, please. does hamas want peace with israel? >> reporter: god willing the american people will wake up he said and realize it's better to stand with 350 million americans than continue to support israel. >> quite an answer clarissa. i have to ask you, what was it like being a female american journalist in that room and what about his response? >> reporter: well it was certainly intimidating norah. i was the only american in the room and, as you can see, had to shout to be heard. his aides pointed at me and said
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you are a hunter. so i would take that as a compliment, but make no mistake, it is not the palestinian's responsibility, he said, to instigate peace but israel as the aggressor to take the first step. >> great original reporting. clarissa ward thank you very much. when the president returns to washington, he will have to focus on the economy and the looming fiscal cliff. wall street is already focused on those talks. ce ceo of goldman sachs, lloyd blankfein said that a budget deal would be a challenge to average americans. >> we're going to have to undoubtedly do something to lower people's expectations, the entitlements and what people think they are going to get, because they're not going to get it. >> social security medicare medicaid? >> you could go back and look at the history of these things. social security wasn't devised to be a system that supported you for a 30-year retirement
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after a 25-year career. there will be things that the retirement age has to be changed, maybe some of the inflation adjustments have to be revised but in general entitlements have to be slowed down and contained. >> because we can't afford them going forward? >> because we can't afford them. >> with us now, national journal white house correspondent major garrett. good morning. congratulations as well. welcome to cbs. >> thank you. >> let me ask you, there's some indication of some progress on this. what progress have they made? >> first of all, they are talking and exploring ideas. right now this week on capitol hill it's sort of like you would prepare for thanksgiving meal. staff on the finance committee budget committee on the house ways and means are preparing the recipe, the numbers behind them things you can tax, how they add up in various different ways to put together a deal. the data will all be the same for everyone to look at once the lawmakers, decision makers reengage after the thanksgiving holiday. everyone is in the kitchen,
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looking at their recipes but we have to wait for the cooks to see what the meal will look like. >> that's an interesting metaphor, because a lot of people can get recipes but a lot of people can't cook very well. what ends up in this final meal if you will in the fiscal cliff? how are they going to do? ? i hear they will do it in two stages. >> the middle class tax cuts under the bush code passed in 2001. no tax increase there. that's the politically popular thing to do. then you take that and maybe throw in a debt ceiling there. you have the other issues. defense spending cuts domestic discretionary cuts tax reform entitlement reforms and put that off until later next year. the idea of having a bridge over the cliff to something that's a bigger resolution. that's one way of doing it. i will tell you this you'll never get more attentiveness, more public hisysteria than in december and never get a time
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where there will be more ability than cut a deal and have everyone celebrate the fact that we didn't have to go over the cliff. if you're a politician who wants to generate a sense of unease and capitalize on it now is the time to cut the deal. one other thing is every other interest group in this town, if you wait six months, will have six months to pick that deal apart. >> yep. >> if you do a big deal now, you can do it now before they can mobilize against you. that's another political incentive to act now and bigger now than later. >> major, are there different mind-sets today than there were in previous times that they had a debt ceiling negotiation, more inclined to want to make concession, more inclined to want to reach out to the other side and reach out to business and labor leaders? >> look, business has been contacting the president. rahm emanual, mayor of chicago, former chief of staff, has been very helpful. deal with the white house on this to improve those sort of torn relationships from the first term. labor and progressives are ten telling the president you don't
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have to go down the lloyd blankfe. n's entitlements. you can do this another way. however, the president's polling for a moderate democrat group came out with polling numbers this morning that the majority of the president's coalition is open to the concept, at least theoretically, of entitlement reforms, make them less generous. that polling data from his own pollster saying there might be a path there. what it's going to require is what it's always required people willing to take tough votes, look at each other and trust each other. >> maybe there will be a spirit of giving on both sides this holiday season. we'll see. major garrett, thank you so much. charlie? who edited the talking points given to the united nation's ambassador susan rice before she spoke about the attack that killed the ambassador to libya? margaret brennan has the details in washington.
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, charlie. specific references of al qaeda and terrorism were cut by the director of national intelligence the agreement of the cia and the fbi. the white house and state department did not make those changes. rice used the talking points in tv appearances shortly after the attack and republicans accused her of making misleading statement business referring to the assault as a spontaneous demonstration by extremists, suggesting she did it for political reasons. the intelligence source says that the links to al qaeda were deemed too tenuous to make public. however, cia director david petraeus told congress he had agreed to release that information in early draft. it was passed along to dni. then the fbi, which made more. head of dni is james clapford who did reopen the case but who
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suggested the final edit which were then signed off on again, by all intelligence agencies is not known. charlie? new hope for some of america's most beloved snacks. rebecca jarvis is here with that story. so the story is not over? >> it's not over. if you ran out and bought a $30 box of twinkies hopefully you didn't throw way the reseat. hostess has been trying to liquidate. they start this had process in court yesterday. but then the judge came out and said why don't you try one last ditch effort to make a deal with the bakers union? this is the union that has been on strike since november 9th. the judge came out and said let's go behind closed doors and see if we can work something out so that hostess can continue to exist as the company it is today. >> what might that something look like? >> it will very likely if they come to any kind of concession they will very likely look similar to what was on the table leading into this.
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the bakers union was asked to take an 8% pay cut. in order to move forward as a company, hostess management is saying the only way that we can continue to exist and be financially viable is if your union takes some kind of cut in pay. so they more than likely will have to do something along those lines. the company has now said look, we've lost $ million of business for every day you've been on strike. we may not be able to continue to exist as the company we were and may have to shut some other plants. >> what do you say to the cynics that this company intended this result all along? >> very likely. there's a huge chance. i've talked to a number of attorneys and say strategically speaking, that would be the right thing to do for hostess. >> good to see you, thank you. norah? the pacific northwest is getting a taste of extreme weather with two days till thanksgiving. one meteorologist calls the amount of rainfall there truly
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extraordinary. >> reporter: we are drying out in seattle for now. heavy rain and high winds more than 100 miles an hour in some places. rain was the big story, though. you have to go back more than two years to find a wetter day in seattle. wild weather pummeled the pacific northwest on monday as 70-mile-per-hour winds, heavy rain and downed trees knocked out power to thousands, already making this holiday week a traveler's nightmare. >> this is horrible. >> chuck jones works in a northwest washington office now surrounded by rushing water. >> all of a sudden you slam into a horrible lake in the road. dangerous. go slow. stay home. >> reporter: further south a mudslide thrust a tree straight into a state trooper's car, causing it and another vehicle to burst into flames. miraculously, no one was hurt. >> lot of wind. i hope it calms down. >> reporter: having to lend a hand in seaside, oregon. a fire crew clearing a fallen
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tree leading to major traffic delays. >> hopefully we'll have our thanksgiving. >> reporter: a property owner in port orchard, washington. >> i understand when the weather is bad and there's a high tide this is going to happen. i'm not sure what else to do. >> reporter: other local residents are bracing for more heavy weather, which could mean major flight delays for air travelers. we're just a couple of hours away from round two. not expecting nearly as much rain today as we had yesterday. you can bet a lot of people are making alternate plans for thanksgiving with the threat of more flooding and power outages. for "cbs this morning," i'm jeff dubois, seattle. time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. indianapolis star says officials now believe a deadly explosion was now intentional. no suspects have been named. officials are looking for a
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white van that was seen in the neighborhood. l.a. times reports four california men are being held in an alleged terror plot. officials say the men arranged to join al qaeda and the taliban when they allegedly planned to use explosives to kill americans in afghanistan. mcafee says he is still in belize but will not say where and denies he is mentally unstable. police consider him a person of interest in the murder. government health panel is recommending hiv testing for all americans age 15 to 65. an estimated 200,000 people in the u.s. are infected with hiv and don't realize it. we are starting out with light showers around the bay area out the door today. grab that umbrella. you may just need it. it's got a lot of clouds making
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their way onshore outside. couple of breaks there in the skies, but still plenty of clouds to come throughout the day today. in fact, toward the afternoon, chance. >> reporter: rain is on the increase. hi-def doppler showing some of those light showers. further to the south, more rain expected cold front arriving later in the day, drying out for the holiday. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by target. dream big. save bigger.
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david petraeus used to be one of the most admired americans. now he is out of a job and his reputation is damaged. how does he turn that around? this morning, two pr professionals tell us about the one thing he did right and two more things he should do right away. and a woman needs cpr to save her life after a police officer shocks her three times. >> do you remember what it felt like when that taser hit? >> i can remember fear. >> we'll show you the police video raising new questions about the safety of those popular weapons on "cbs this morning."
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there was a time when some people said david petraeus should run for president. you don't hear a lot of that now after the affair that led to his resignation as cia director. so what can the former general do to restore his reputation? we're going to ask a top pr strategist who used to work for the clintons. that is ahead on "cbs this morning." your local news is next. 8x>88x>8>8>88x>88÷>8>8>88x>8>8>8>8>88x>8>8>8>88÷>8>8>8>8>8>8>88÷>8>8>8>8>8>8>88x>88x oakland this morning. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's 7:26. i'm frank mallicoat.
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strikers are stopping work at the port of oakland this morning. with more on that, cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington joins us with an update. what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, basically what they are trying to do is block all of the harbor entrances and they are succeeding at this. you can see all of these truck drivers waiting to get in to make their daily hauls but they haven't been able to do that this morning. the port of oakland loads about 10,000 trucks per day. and many of the drivers i talked to say they are getting ready to go home. this is one of the busiest ports in the country union workers with the service employees international union asking for a fair contract saying executives haven't been bargaining in good faith. they are trying to reach out to the executives and getk this back to the bargaining table and try to get what they want. there will be a rally at 9:00 and another at noon and there's also a second picket line over at oakland international airport. in oakland, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. we have traffic and weather coming right up.
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good morning. chopper 5 is continuing to follow these major caltrains delays. if you are just waking up, caltrains has single tracks right now around the palo alto station. they have reopened the southbound tracks after a fatal accident involving a pedestrian early this morning near palo alto. so bus bridge is no longer necessary but expect delays in both directions throughout the morning commute. that is traffic. here's lawrence. >> we are seeing some showers around the bay area. high-def doppler radar picking up on that right now. we have had to tweak it down with low-level moisture but taking you to oakland you can see some scattered showers showing up there right now. more of that on the way throughout the day. captions by: caption colorado
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you hear about this? i don't even know what to think about this. you have general petraeus, four-star general. he's running the cia. and then all kind of trouble
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happens. and there's a woman involved who was writing his biography. the biographer the woman involved in the affair, guess who she hired for this. that's right monica lewinsky's -- [ laughter ] monica lewinsky's crisis manager. and i said whew! that is a genius move because that guy really kept the lid on things. if you think about it -- welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm norah o'donnell in washington. charlie rose is in new york. good morning charlie. >> you're in washington because you're getting one more award, so congratulations to you for that. >> oh, thank you, charlie. and in just one week, the key players in the david petraeus scandal have become famous so they've hired, as dave mentioned, some well-known lawyers and other representatives to do damage control. top washington attorney bob barnett is now working for the former cia director. petraeus's biographer and mistress paula broadwell has now
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hired the pr firm for former white house press secretary dee dee myers works, and jill kelley, who made the complaint that uncovered the whole affair has teamed up with abbe lowell and judy smith, and not to leave anybody out, kelley's twin sister has now been represented and retained the attorney gloria allred. that's a lot. chip reid is here with a look at petraeus's next step. chip, good morning. a lot of people are asking what does someone like general petraeus do now? >> well that's a really good question. he was not long ago one of the most admired men in america. the question now is whether he can regain that elevated status and if so how? by any measure, david petraeus's record of accomplishment is extraordinary. a four-star general, he led the surges in iraq and afghanistan. he was director of the cia, and while he denied any interest in politics, some top strategists had them on their short list for president. >> this personal failing will be
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a blip on the historical record. >> reporter: peter mansoor was a top petraeus aide in iraq. >> if we made adultery a disqualification for public office, i think about half of washington would be out of a job. so i think you could very well see david petraeus back in washington in a position a public position at some point. >> reporter: but getting there will take time and a plan according to crisis communications expert richard levic, who has helped a who's who during times. >> reporter: what does general petraeus need to do right now? >> general petraeus needs to do two things. first, disappear. it's the holiday season. he can spend time with his wife trying to mend that relationship. >> reporter: levic says that strategy worked for bill clinton after the monica lewinsky scandal, and for former new york governor eliot spitzer after he was caught with a prostitute. >> he had to set his own personal life in order first, and just like bill clinton, if
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the spouse forgives you, then who are we to judge? >> reporter: levic has the same advice for petraeus's alleged former mistress paula broadwell. disappear. avoid those photo ones that keep the story in the news. but becoming invisible might not be easy for someone as ambitious as broadwell. >> my long-term goal would be to become national security adviser. >> reporter: according to "time" magazine she was even tempted with no political experience to run for the u.s. senate in north carolina. so if disappearing is step one, what is step two? >> step two is the resurrection. we're in the holiday season. it is the resurrection. >> reporter: beginning early next year, petraeus should give an interview to a top policy oriented print journalist. avoid tv interviews, and do a speaking tour in europe where they'll care more about policy than adultery. then, come back home and start rebuilding his career. and the story gets even
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stranger norah. the "new york daily news" is reporting that the e-mails that broadwell sent to socialite jill kelley, the e-mails that really got this whole story going, were so menacing that they were described as the rantings of someone who was clearly unhinged and they say that kelley actually feared for her life. a source close to paula broadwell tells cbs news that that characterization is inconsistent with everything we know about paula broadwell, but this is obviously a story that is going to develop as the day goes on. >> exactly. chip reid, thank you very much. charlie? with us now is public relations strategist matthew hiltzik. welcome. >> good morning, charlie. >> henry kissinger after watergate said this what will come out eventually must come out immediately is. that a good rule to live by in a circumstance like this? >> i think it's a good thing to hope for. unfortunately, things aren't solely in your control, it becomes a little more difficult to know where it's going to go. i think that the general did what he could to make sure that everything would come out right
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away by acknowledging the affair and by stepping down. >> unlike say, john edwards. >> right, exactly. the opposite of john edwards, where i think this was a man who was straight forward. he acknowledged it and essentially paying the price by stepping down all in one news cycle, whereas john edwards extended it out over a lengthy period of time. >> how do you make the judgment as to whether you should do interviews orntd? >> i think one of the key issues is how many of the facts are yet to come out? i think in this case, there's not control of the information because there are these two or three other parties involved and it's unclear about what their intentions are or what their actions have been or what else may arise. i think he needs to wait quite a while because you don't want to be caught in the situation of answering once and then having to answer again. >> that's what criminal defense attorneys always say to me. make sure you know the facts before you make any presentation. paula broadwell, what would you say to her at this moment? >> i think the first issue is it seems like there might be some legal trouble for her. the first thing you want to do is make sure that you -- >> have a good lawyer. >> yes. you also want to make sure that
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you are not in further criminal jeopardy. you want to make sure that before you start blazing a trail for a new career that you're sure that you're not going to be indicted for anything. >> and for jill kelley? >> well i think she probably wants to clear her name in some way, but i think it's not clear based on her sister having a press conference today, i'm not quite sure where that goes. and i think that sort of leads us to have to wait a little while to see how it plays out. >> why do we always see the same people gathering around these scandals? >> some of them because they're very good at helping to solve the problems. >> and what do they know? >> well, it depends. that depends totally on the situation. there's some people who are very straight forward and acknowledge how they may have screwed up what their end game is and the others who are in total denial about it. >> and some with lawyers like gloria allred. >> yes. it's always interesting around her.
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i think that regardless of the merits of the particular case, she's certainly someone who knows how to get attention for it. >> matthew, thank you very much. police in california shock a female driver with a taser and her heart stops beating, and it's all recorded on video. we'll show you how it's raising new concerns about the weapons carried by thousands of cops. that's next on "cbs this morning." [ male announcer ] this is bob a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is
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lawyers and doctors have argued for years about the physical impact of tasers, a common name for those electronic controlled devices used by police. this morning, as randy paige of our l.a. station cbs 2 reports, a police videotape is firing up that debate all over again. >> reporter: june 4th just after midnight, this video was captured bay edd by a camera mounted
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on a highway patrol car. officers stopped to check on the welfare of the driver 50-year-old angela jones of los angeles. >> reporter: suspecting she might be under the influence of drugs, the chp officers questioned jones for the next 15 minutes. then she refused to let unresponsive. >> reporter: one officer began performing cpr and angela jones came back to life. >> she is extremely lucky to be alive. >> reporter: heart surgeon kathy
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magliato. >> i think it's really critically important that law officer understand that this taser is a weapon and it can kill people. it's awfully hard, randy, to exonerate the taser when you see a woman who clearly was fine up until the point she was tasered and then becomes unconscious, loses her pulse, and then is in sudden cardiac death. >> reporter: the chp declined our request for an on-camera interview, but offered a written state, and says the use of the taser in this incident appears to be within chp policy. the camera rolls continuously for 48 minutes and is likely the most complete record of a cardiac arrest following the use of a taser electronic controlled device. the most complete, but not the first time. an event like this was caught on tape. it was march of 2008 charlotte, north carolina. store security cameras captured 17-year-old darrell turner as police deployed a taser model
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x-26 following an argument with the store manager. the teenager collapsed just off camera and later died. pasadena attorney john burton represented the turner family in a civil trial that resulted in a jury award of $10 million. he is now preparing a lawsuit on behalf of angela jones. >> this device the taser, as it's called is much more dangerous than the company indicates and that police believe, and especially when shot in the chest, the electric current can take over the heart rhythm and cause cardiac arrest. >> reporter: taser international disputes this claim on their website, saying there is no reliable published data that proves taser ecds negatively affect the heart. taser refers to medical studies that conclude its devices do not harm the heart. taser international also provided a written statement, which says in part "we are concerned about this incident and eagerly await more information." >> the company which makes this
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device would say there's no evidence that it causes any problems with the heart. this is all about attorneys who want to make a lot of money in lawsuits. you would say? >> absolutely not. we have an article right here from circulation, which comes out of one of the most prestigious cardio vasvascular journals. it includes eight cases of people that were tasered, seven of which died. how can you tell me that using a taser is completely de lyly benign especially when we have it on videotape. >> she has many memory deficits and cognitive issues. >> reporter: angela jones's attorney would only let her speak briefly to the pending criminal charges
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we are starting out with a lot of clouds around the bay area, even some light showers showing up outside today. so carry that umbrella with you if you are headed out the door. the clouds as we look toward mount diablo fairly dry there. but as you approach the coastline, inside the bay, in the north bay, we have seen some scattered light showers. a closer look now toward the oakland area you can see some of those scattered light showers continuing and we are going to see more of that toward the afternoon. storm clouds still going to be rolling in. more rain on the way later on today and tonight. to shop at walmart black friday, you might have to cross picket lines. some employees say they'll walk out instead of working that day. we'll have the story behind their strategy. that's on "cbs this morning."
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back to work by thursday, they would liquidate, which actually sounds delicious. if these hostess executives can't sell twinkies to americans, they should never work in business again, right? hostess and the employees union are going mediation now, but things don't look good which may mean in the future we will have to make our own twinkies using old sink sponges and cool whip. do you ever feel like you should go to work even when you're feeling sick? we'll show you when you absolutely should call in sick and when it's okay to go into work. that's ahead on "cbs this morning."
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning.
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it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego of a one- day strike is stopping work at the port of oakland. maintenance and janitors have been working without a contract. the union is picketing the oakland airport but not blocking passengers. water main breaks this morning. a burst pipe caused a sinkhole in pittsburg and two in redwood city. homes near those incidents are without running water but it's expected to be restored this morning. coming up traffic and weather including problems this morning on caltrain.
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good morning. this morning for the morning commute all caltrain trips operating locally up to one- hour delays in both directions so it's a fatal accident on the tracks that happened around 5:30 a.m. they are still single tracking it near palo alto. ace, muni, bart, ferries no delays. let's look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is stacked up well into the macarthur maze this morning.
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we have a high wind advisory issued by chp early this morning. that's traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, we have seen delays at sfo of almost three hours today if you can believe that. that's because of all the low clouds and light showers in the bay area. looking toward russian hill and the golden gate bridge, a lot of clouds outside. roadways very damp this morning. that's because of some light showers. hi-def doppler seeing some low- level moisture so we have had to tweak the doppler a little lower this morning to look at some of the precipitation outside. most of that concentrated in the north bay but we are going to watch this picking up into the afternoon so carry the umbrella and keep it handy today. you'll need it, especially late in the day and tonight, rain expected to move across the bay area. drying out as we head toward the holiday.
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it's 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." as secretary of state clinton heads to the middle east there are signs of a deal to stop the air attacks in israel and the gaza strip. we'll meet the people behind the butterball turkey talk line. they answer all the thanksgiving cooking questions even those strange goofy ones. first here is a look at today's eye opener at 8:00. there are signless both sides of the conflict are looking for a way out, but neither seems willing to make the first concession opinions the ground. the united states is stepping in to try and prevent a war between israel and hamas. secretary of state hillary clinton is on her way to the middle east this morning to meet with liters from both sides. clinton's message, an escalation of violence will hurt everyone, israeli and palestinian. they are nearing an agreement, but that agreement might actually take place within the next few hours. when the president returns to washington he'll have to focus on the economy and the looming fiscal cliff. >> what it's going to require is what it's always required
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people willing to take tough votes, look at each other and trust each other. the pacific northwest is getting a taste of extreme weather. >> a lot of people are making alternate plans for thanksgiving with the threat of more flooding and power outages. it was not long ago, he was one of the most admired men in america. the question is whether he can regain that status and how. paula broad well what would you say to her? >> you want to make sure before you start blazing a trail for a new career make sure you're not indicted. hopefully if you bought a $30 box of twinkies, you didn't throw away the receipt. the price of gas has actually gone down in the last two weeks, just in time for the busiest travel day of the year when people going to visit their relatives, they were like, yea. >> announcer: the eye opener at 8:00 is brought to you by the aarp. i'm charlie rose with gayle king. norah o'donnell is in washington. the united states is taking a
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new step to try to end fighting between israel and hamas. secretary of state hillary clinton is on her way to meet with leaders. charlie d'agata is watching the fighting in gaza city. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. there has been a noticeable let-up in the past 24 hours, nothing like the kind of fighting we saw in the previous 24 hours in terms of air strikes coming in to gaza and missiles heading out. having said that, there are reports of missile strikes -- excuse me, air strikes in southern gaza around rafa also an attack that knocked out a hamas-backed bank one that hit a house in a residential neighborhood killing the mother and the father and two children there. palestinian officials tell us now the death toll has reached more than 100 people more than half of those killed are women and children. now, although there is a lull there is tension in the air. we drove through the streets, most people are inside their homes, and vay ear avoiding obvious targets like hamas
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headquarters and police barracks. the real concerns are there are attacks happening in residential areas and they say there's nowhere they can go. although people here are hopeful of a ceasefire, they are concerned that if talks should fail, it would be a return to an israeli incursion, something like we saw in 2008-2009 where 1900 palestinians were killed. conversely this crisis is actually helping out hamas. palestinians are throwing their support behind hamas because the people that we spoke to said we're the victims of israeli air strikes. and what hamas is doing is standing to israel and firing back. if anything it has strengthened hamas's position here in the gaza strip. >> charlie d'agata, thank you. the israel-gaza conflict is dominating the headlines. a new poll shows americans are more interested in the fiscal cliff at home. a pew research poll says 33% feel the fiscal cliff is the top
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issue. that's more than the libyan embassy attack and the petraeus reservation. wall street picked up ground on monday. the dow jones industrial average soared more than 200 points the biggest gain in two months. if the president and congress cannot make a budget deal, tax heights and spending cuts kick in at the start of the year and one of the world's most influential bankers, roy blankfein and ceo of goldman sacks tells scott pelley that washington in this case needs to put politics aside. >> their job is to make the country function not to -- it's not a winning game it's a get-along game. >> washington playing with fire? >> yes. yes, washington is playing with fire and you don't get -- it's not like a football game where you get the two-minute warning. they don't tell you when you have -- you only get one more chance. >> the voters have returned the same politicians to washington that got us in this fiscal mess
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to begin with. why would you imagine that things would be different now? >> there's a lot -- there's a lot of circumstances that got together to get us into this fiscal mess. also people draw lessons from it. it's not the same people. even the same people are not the same people. anybody who has lived through a big trauma and has had that experience, if anything is resolved to make sure that doesn't happen again. i think this group of legislators has as good a chance of getting to a fair result as any new group of regulators coming in. i think whatever you gain in perspective you get compensated for in experience. >> charlie and gayle, it's interesting to hear how the business leaders are putting a lot of pressure, not just on the president, but also lawmakers to get this thing done right. what's happening is they're weighing in on all sectors of
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society to say we have got to do something now that circumstances no longer allow us to simply kick the can down the road. >> now maybe more people seem to be open to let's try something different. what we did in the past was not working. >> exactly. tonight scott pelley will talk with the ceo of honeywell about the fiscal cliff and what to do about it tonight on the "cbs evening news." now to a business story that could impact a ton of consumers this busy shopping week. more protests planned outside the walmart stores. some employees are giving up work as the holiday shopping season gets under way. they say it's all about low wages and a lack of respect. >> reporter: these protesters in a maryland walmart are demanding better pay and better treatment. >> they want us to be silent. in being silent they don't have to hear what changes need to be made in the store. >> reporter: across the country some walmart employees are planning to walk off the job on the biggest shopping day of the
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year. >> are you scheduled to work on black friday? >> yes. >> do you plan to go work on black friday? >> i do not. >> dan hindman has worked at this walmart for four years. he says their low prices are because of his low wanls. the former employee of the month makes $9.80 an hour. he lost custody of his 4-year-old son whom he struggles to support. >> it kills me. it tears me apart big time. >> reporter: protesters want pay raised to a minimum of $13 an hour, more full-time work and less expensive health care. their insurance premiums are set to jump by as much as 36% as walmart scales back its contribution. the company says the protests are a publicity stunt orchestrated by outside unions trying to organize walmart's 1.3 million u.s. workers. the company filed a complaint with the national labor relations board to stop the
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protests. >> we filed that because we wanted to put them on notice to say that if the unions do anything to disrupt our business or cause any safety concerns for our associates or our customers, they're going to be held accountable. >> reporter: walmart is expecting its best black friday ever even if customers have to cross a picket line to get inside. for "cbs this morning," ben tracy, los angeles. some of our closest animal relatives have the same problems we do. a new study says chimpanzees and your orangutans suffer from mid life crisis. scientists say this could mean it's triggered by biological factors, not the frustration of jobs and family or the recognition we are mortal. what do they do when they have a crisis? how does that show itself? >> they pout. >> they pout exactly. i guess they can't get a new car, a new red sports car
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right? this morning britain's prince william is offering a rare look into his daily life. this is interesting. he put ten photos on his website showing a typical work day as a flight lieu ten naptd with his search and rescue team. the prince is a helicopter pilot in the unit and between missions william is seen making a beverage eating at the base's dining room and making his bed. each shift lasts 24 hours so the crew stays on base overnight and close to the aircraft. some behind the scenes of the prince. >> he makes his own bed. isn't that good to know? >> good to know. singer rihanna's tour plan getting a little crazy in the air. about 150 people traveling with her cut loose in the cabin on monday. one of them streaked down the aisle. there he goes butt nicked. the reporters have been supplied with plenty of alcohol. you think? they say they're frustrated that rihanna hasn't given them more
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most of us want to go to work every day, even when we're not feeling well. we'll help you decide when to call in sick.
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grab your purse. it's "go" time. this is no ordinary thanksgiving. sears black friday doorbusters start 8pm thursday going all night with more doorbusters 4am friday. this is sears.
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do you hate the hassles of holiday air travel i like that. what can you do. people are saying sign me up.
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nicely done david letterman. an estimated 24 million americans will get on a plane this holiday weekend. right now are you thinking of staying home from work? before you pick up that phone, here's dr. holly phillips. >> reporter: good morning. today on "health watch" when to call out sick. flu and cold season is here and inevitably some of us are going to wake up feeling lousy faced with the decision of whether to call out sick to work. here are some simple rules to when to pull up the covers. if you've got a fever, especially one over 102, accompanied by aches and pains, that could be a sign that you've got the flu. a sure choice for staying home. now, a milder fever with a sore throat and white patches on your
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tonsils suggests strep throat. in that case stay home and visit your doctor. you may need antibiotics. a mild cough, nasal congestion and low-grade fever may just be the common cold. if you feel up to it you can go into work but be kind to your co-workers and wash your hands before touching shared computers or appliances and cough into your elbow. researchers have put the cost of the common cold at $25 billion. of that $8 billion was from people calling out sick and $17 billion was from employees who couldn't be as productive. so if you're just not sure err on the side of caution and stay home. no matter what you decide your employer will pay the price, and as we say in medicine health is always more valuable than wealth. i'm dr. holly phillips. [ female announcer ] there are lots of different ways to say get well to your loved ones. ♪ ♪ this came
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you all getting ready for thanksgiving? i haven't gotten my turkey yet, but i'm following him on twitter, so that's what i'm doing now. oh, speak of that more problems with the pentagon. oh, my gosh. today, two generals are caught trying to have phone sex over the butterball hotline. >> speaking of all that if you think you're busy getting ready for thanksgiving, wait until you see what they're doing at the famous butterball talk line.
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>> i just like hearing you say butterball. >> butterball. >> we'll meet the experts who are stuffing a lot of advice into the next few days and hear their answers to some very strange and unusual cooking questions. that's ahead on "cbs this morning."
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald it's 8:25i picket25.
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workers started a one-day walkout last night at the airport and today they are picketing the port. maintenance staff and janitors have been without a contract for 16 months and they have rejected management's latest offer. this morning, some people in pittsburg woke up to a big sinkhole and no water service for up to 15 homes. a pipe burst around midnight opening up a hole about two feet deep. public works had to vacuum the water out. now they are replacing the 6" pipe that broke in the first place. today city supervisors in san francisco are expected to vote on an ordinance that would ban nudity in most public places. it would apply to anyone over the age of 5, but there would be exemptions for street fairs and parades with nudity permits. stay with us, traffic and weather coming right up.
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good morning. outside right now, here's a live look at the nimitz. this is the 880 in oakland. you can see how backed up it is in the northbound lanes. drive time is almost a half hour between 238 and the maze. the only thing is an accident southbound 880 approaching fruitvale a motorcycle accident blocking a lane so impacting the northbound ride, as well. we are dealing with caltrain delays. they have been having to single track it around palo alto. there was a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on the tracks very early this morning about 3 hours ago. so still up to hour long delays northbound and southbound. that's a check of traffic.
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for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> all right. we have seen plenty of clouds in our skies today, light showers showing up outside. we have some mostly cloudy skies as we look toward the san jose airport, although they are staying dry right now. the showers a little bit further to the north. we have seen that on our high- def doppler radar. but these are very low-level clouds that are moving on through producing some light showers outside. carrying that umbrella with you heading out. the main cold front will be pushing in later in the day as it moves in the rain picking up tonight and into tomorrow morning. and then it should start to dry out. looks like dry weather for the holiday.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." that's a beautiful shot of our building. the people who produced butterball turkeys are hard at work, helping us cook them. more than 50 trained experts will help one million customers over the next few weeks on e-mail, facebook twitter and over the phone. >> they get about 12,000 phone calls on thanksgiving day alone. dean reynolds visited the place where they answer all those questions. >> because you get those nice dark drippings to make your gravy from. >> reporter: the phone lines at the butterball turkey line are heating up like a thanksgiving turkey. >> the turkey is done. >> reporter: since 1981, these graduates of butterball university -- and yes, there is a butterball university -- dish out tips to make the holiday taste just right. >> how can i help you? >> reporter: carol miller has been offering forkfulls of advice to anxious cooks for almost three decades. >> we are very gentle souls. we know what we're talking about. you've got a question, you've got a problem, we're here to help.
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>> reporter: or at least try. >> i've taken a call from a new dad-to-be, his question is i think my wife's in labor. the turkey's been thawing for four days. what do i do? so it's like take care of your wife. the turkey's okay. >> reporter: don't sweat the turkey. >> give us a call back when you get home. >> reporter: the wisdom of solomon is needed at times. >> one cook might say you need to cover the turkey and the other cook will say that's not the way you do it. they will call the experts and we get to litigate it. >> reporter: you're the referee. >> we are. and they take the advice. at the other end of the phone, you hear them say "i told you so." >> reporter: one guy wondered how the oil from his chain saw might affect the taste of the turkey he'd just carved with it. many are stumped when the turkey just won't thaw. >> sometimes you try to lighten it up a little bit and i'll say to them to have dessert first. >> reporter: have dessert first? >> that works.
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>> reporter: pumpkin pie and then the turkey. why is it called butterball again? >> a lot of people ask that question. >> reporter: actually, when the first butterball came out in the 1950s, it was simply plumper than its competitors. so it's a fat turkey. >> it's moist, juicy and tender. >> i am a turkey talk line expert. >> reporter: nicole johnson has been a butterballer for 11 years. if i worked here, i would always be hungry. >> the smell of turkey. >> reporter: is it difficult to resist this? >> you better believe it. it's turkey all the time. >> reporter: do you ever say to yourself, god, what i wouldn't do for a ham sandwich? >> no we love turkey. >> reporter: and butterball has never been more accessible. so what am i looking at now? >> this area here is designated for our social media. >> reporter: butter ball is terribly modern. >> see how many likes we have. over 66,000. >> reporter: on facebook and twitter in addition to its own
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website and app. >> over 250 recipes. >> reporter: you can get help for desserts for sides, even for some nonturkey entrees. what about tofu turkeys? >> hmm. it's not our area of expertise. how about two turkeys? >> reporter: on thursday, carol and her friends will leave the cooking to others. they'll be here on the phone for hours, but they don't consider it a sacrifice. >> you are walking into people's homes. you are walking into what is happening in their homes. sometimes you feel like a guest. >> i could tell by all the notes you were taking, charlie that you're all prepared. >> i'm getting that bird ready. >> i could tell. i think your bird is always
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ready. movie television and school pageants don't tell you everything -- charlie goes uh-huh, thanksgiving day. kenneth c. davis knows the real story. >> good morning, gayle. >> we're taught in school that the pilgrims came to this country in search of religious freedom. you said that that's only half of the story and that not onboard the mayflower were pilgrims. >> that's correct. half of them are what we would call pilgrims the people coming because they were trying to escape the church of england and persecution. the other half were coming for opportunity, land and a chance to have a life in this new world. that's one of the reasons when they go to province town that's where they landed first, tip of cape cod they had to decide who was going to be in charge because they were going to go their separate ways and that's why they sat down and decided to write this thing called the mayflower compact, the first real constitution in american history and said they were going to rule themselves with a vote.
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of course, the women weren't included. >> how many people who came aboard -- did you say there were a hundred? >> about a hundred passengers who survived trip. one child born on the trip named oceanis. >> and when did they begin celebrating thanksgiving? >> well what we think of as the first thanksgiving this is where the legend and the myth gets layered on. october 16th is the first harvest. thanksgiving would have meant a day of fasting. >> what did they serve? >> they did have turkey but wild turkey. not the butterball we're talking about right now. but a lot more seafood obviously. they were camped out next to the atlantic ocean, so there was cod. there was eel. eel was a great protein. >> i love eel don't you? >> no. not even kind of. >> and squanto, this famous
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indian that could speak english, taught them how to catch. >> he could speak english? >> that's right. when the pilgrims arrived in 1620, they were there for a few months, and one day somebody walk into their camp a bedraggled native american and speaks english and he comes back a few days later and brings another man named -- we call him squanto. that was probably not his real name. he could speak english. they had met european sailors english sailors for many years. this is part of the myth also. sailors had been up and down these coasts for a long time looking for cod. and squanto had actually been taken prisoner onboard a ship, been forced into slavelyry, first in spain and then in england. >> there are a lot of myths and misconceptions. including we think about what they wear. black clothes, black hats silver buckles on their shoes.
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you're saying even that's not true. >> that's not true. >> you're just here to break myths this morning. >> i'm bursting all those thanksgiving day stories this morning. the picture with the black and the black hats is really an idealized vision of the puritans who come a little bit later. that's a 19th century victorian america idealized vision. they tote their guns and go off to church. thanksgiving would have meant probably three hours in church. those puritans were festive people. >> seven presidents go back to the may flower, right? >> seven or aircraft including the adams. >> and what's lincoln's connection? >> he creates the first thanksgiving presidential proclamation placing thanksgiving on the last thursday in november. and it had nothing to do with the puritans or the pilgrims. he had very little to be thankful for. >> and roosevelt?
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>> roosevelt moved the traditional thanksgiving date in 1939 because of the depression. retailers said move it up a week. we need more time for shopping. that was happening back then. there was a lot of controversy over it. they called it franksgiving. 1941 congress sets the date as the fourth thursday in november which is where it is today. >> thanks. >> as long as i can eat turkey and wear pajamas most of the day, i'm good. >> pajamas on thanksgiving? >> i try to. but this thanksgiving, i'll be with you. we'll be right here. no pajamas, i promise. >> you're bringing the turkey are you? >> yeah that, too. ken's book, by the way, is called "don't know much about the american presidents" is on sale now. millions of us will be traveling for thanksgiving, and don't forget about christmas. >> not o cf1 o >> not us. we'll be here. we're not complaining either really. we're thrilled to be here. peter greenberg will show us how to
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analysts say the airports will be extremely busy this week for the thanksgiving holiday, as always. and the prices are only going up. so this means finding the best holiday travel deals will be tougher than ever. cbs news travel editor peter greenberg is here to show us how to navigate that travel maze. what would be great if you could just say guess what the holiday fares are going down! you never say that. >> no, you never say that. especially this year. 24 million people traveling competing for a fewer number of seats. they have nowhere to go but up but there is some hope. >> because you're saying we should pay attention to the websites. >> some websites. >> i still like picking up the phone and talking to somebody. >> i'm a big fan of the conversation. you should still do it. you can always go to the websites afterwards.
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have the conversation first because once you book a fare you still have 24 hours to purchase it. let's talk about some upside. there's one i like called hipmunk. it not only tracks the air fares for for you're welcome it tracks the agony factor. they give you readings you would never expect. over thanksgiving, how about new york to london? you know what it came up with? new york to london via istanbul. but it gave you a 15-hour layover. so if you plan it right, you get to tour the city and then go to london. >> yeah, but 15-hour layover. >> 15 hours in istanbul. >> no no, 15 hours in istanbul. and kayak, one most people don't know about is momondo. they're based in scandinavia. they scour about 700 other websites you've never heard of
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overseas. so if you're planning european travel, that's where to go. >> what happens if i just want to go to d.c.? >> it's called amtrak. there's a website called, sort of like the lending tree where they send you quotes. they all compete to see who's going to get you the lowest quote in. the cruise industry, an unsold cruise is inventory they'll never recoup once that cruise sales. these travel agencies may have preferred supplier relationships with the cruise lines or have unpublished deals that are not necessarily on other websites. >> you always say it's good to bundle your travel. >> what it means is as opposed to buying your hotel here your airline over here, you bundle it, even the you don't necessarily need the hotel because sometimes they've got to get rid of this inventory. new york to l.a.x., you can bundle something for $1,400 that's airfare and hotel. but if you bought it a la carte, it's $1,800.
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even if you don't stay at the hotel, it could be cheaper. >> you say it's better to get a hotel that you do not need? >> if it's cheaper than buying the airfare alone, you bet. >> it's sort of like buying a round trip ticket and you know you won't use the other part. >> it's the airfare that's going to kill you half the time, so if you can get a cheaper airfare because they blocked up the seats, who cares about the hotel. get on the plane. >> so we are in striking distance of thanksgiving but you say we should pay attention to dead weeks. this ain't a dead week. >> no, but the dead week is coming. it's the week immediately following thanksgiving. and the week immediately following new year's. those are the two weeks of the year that nobody goes anywhere and if you can actually delay your holiday by that one week take the kids out of school you own that destination just about anywhere in the world. the two dead weeks immediately following thanksgiving and immediately following new year's. you own it. >> and i never think it's bad to travel on thanksgiving day.
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there's nobody at the airport and you can get a really good flight. >> and then you come back on the friday when everybody's stuck in the mall. that's another day nobody flies. >> i've done that, too. thank you, peter greenberg. good to see you. mailing cards and invinations can be a real pain. we'll meet a brother and a sister who say their digital cards are easier and just as classy. paperless post is the name of their company. they're coming up next to tell us about it coming up next.
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look at this display of the power of the sun. two mass i haveive solar flares shot into space on friday. this eruption was so big, nasa's cameras could not capture it all. scientists say these flares were
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directed away from the earth, so they won't give us any problems. people sure like getting invitations, but they don't always like sending them. but james and alexa hirschfeld said you can fix that. they're brother and sister and they co-founded paperless post. their website allows you to send your own eecards. welcome you two. james, i hear this was your bright idea. you were 21 at harvard university and you're thinking what? >> i had just had a party for my 21st birthday and i realized there was no way to send an invitation online that reflected how much care and thought had gone into the event. the only way was to send it through a service like evite. i thought there matt schaub way to combine the beauty and customization of paper stationary with the efficiency of online communication. i sort of had the idea. >> so what did you then do when
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you had the idea? >> i called my sister. >> yeah. >> and sister said? >> yeah so actually he talked -- he told me about this idea. and i listened. he's not the one that normally gets excited about ideas. he's actually much more cynical and much more -- but i imagine the service where you can see it really looks like paper stationary. you see the grain of the paper and the font of the colors, but it's delivered all online. i think people would use it. i think they'd love it. >> and the thing about your site, your invitations are so beautiful. right now, as it turns out, working on the "cbs this morning" christmas party, do you think maybe we should use paperless posts? >> i don't see why you wouldn't. >> you make it so interactive. there's a very cool thing. it's like it comes to life on the screen. was that your idea, alexa? >> it was my idea. because basically we wanted people to be able to remark and say oh the one that looks like paper, it comes out of an envelope. >> i'm intrigued by the two of
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you. tell me how you assess each other. >> we've obviously known each other a long period of time. there was a lot of data to go on. but basically i always wanted to work with alexa. i always felt if i thought of a product she could manage a team for, we could do a good job. >> so you come up with an idea and she does the work. >> he also is a really great designer and artist and always has been. he used to paint and sculpt and do all the photographs. and i remember everybody would see his work and they would love it. they're like he's amazing. >> so who's the entrepreneur? >> i think we both are. >> and whose decision was it to charge for all of this? >> both of ours. >> depends who you ask. >> i got this morning from linkedin, that harvard was ranked number three the most entrepreneurial colleges. but harvard has produced ten self-made billionaires more than any other school.
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so is that sort of your goal? >> and all of them dropped out before they got a degree. >> did you think we could make a lot of money doing this? were you thinking that? >> i think that harvard -- the best thing about it isn't that -- maybe it's not the classes that you take but the people that you're there with so it was really inspiring to see people friends of ours, or people that were older than us who had created things from nothing, and that was an inspiring thing. >> so your parents, what do they say about all of this? way to go? >> they're pretty supportive. they're just designing their holiday cards right now. >> i wonder who they'll use? >> exactly. >> do your parents get a discount? >> having this success where do you go from here? >> well we just launched paper, which is ironic. >> isn't that a contradiction to what you do? launching a paper line? >> you would think so but people love us for the ability to -- it's not just that they send it online. it's that they can design it themselves, which is a new
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thing. before they had to go to the stationary store and talk to somebody. people love our design and their ability to design something. >> what we found is that our users have been saying over and over again we love paperless posts, but we also sometimes need to send paper invitations. >> as i mentioned, we're doing the holiday card here. you said friends and family discount. my name is gayle, his name is charlie. we are your friends. >> no, we're family. >> thank you, guys. >> thank you. >> much success to both of you, our continued stouz edd success to both of you. we'll watch and see what happens. that does it for us. up next, your local news. we'll see you tomorrow right here on "cbs this morning," as we make our way to thanksgiving.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's 8:55 i'm michelle griego
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with your cbs 5 headlines. streaking workers are hoping to disrupt operations at the port of oakland. striking maintenance staff and janitors are staking a one-day strike. they are without a contract for 16 months and turned down the latest management offer. nurses are on strike at 10 bay area hospitals. the walkout is happening for two days at eight sutter hospitals and for today only at two san jose hospitals run by hospital corporation of america. key issues include staffing levels and sick leave, replacement workers have been hired for five days. voters in berkeley have rejected a so-called sit-lie ban that was aimed at the homeless. measure s would have banned sitting and lying on commercial sidewalks between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. but lost by 4%. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> we have seen a few showers early on in the bay area, still a chance of scattered showers so grab the umbrella if you are heading out the door. looking toward russian hill and the golden gate bridge, cloudy skies right now. hi-def doppler has them picking
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up a couple of raindrops outside so be prepared. most of the focus is in the north bay although some of that is sagging further to the south. we are going to see the cold front moving in later on. it's going to be a slow mover. looks like late in the day in the north bay and overnight for the rest of the bay area. then maybe a little unsettled early tomorrow morning but most of wednesday a big travel day should be dry. thanksgiving looking nice and sunny and warmer. warmer into the weekend. we are going to check out your "timesaver traffic" coming up next.
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good morning. an accident southbound 880 in oakland is cleared but look what it's done to the northbound ride. it's still really jammed up past the coliseum. unfortunately it looks like this towards downtown. drive time in the red almost 40 minutes between 238 and the maze. new accident just coming in, in san jose. northbound 101 approaching story road. and caltrain even though both tracks are now open, there was an earlier fatal accident on the tracks. still seeing major delays both directions of up to an hour northbound and southbound. have a great day. captions by: caption colorado
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>> today ... >> someone's in the kitchen with zooey. >> there's a new girl in my kitchen, baking up a holiday classic in time for thanksgiving. >> i always wanted to cook on television.

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News/Business. John Miller, Rebecca Jarvis, Jeff Glor. (2012) Author David Baldacci; Paperless Post founders James and Alexa Hirschfeld. New. (CC) (Stereo)

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